Monday, July 26, 2010

Sentenced to Read

Having now seen this article referenced in two of the blogs I follow (the brilliant Text Patterns, by Alan Jacobs, English professor at my alma mater; and the completely incongruent Bookshelves of Doom, by Leila Roy the Librarian) it seems appropriate that I pass it on to you. It outlines the fascinating work of a rehabilitation program in Texas called Changing Lives Through Literature (CLTL), in which numerous offenders participate in reading groups in lieu of prison time. Shall we say awesome? Yes, we shall. It is a truth universally acknowledged that reading changes lives. How encouraging to see the adage taken seriously at last.

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